One problem with reports from large bureaucracies

Here is an NYT headline and a WSJ headline on the same Pentagon report last Tuesday. Reports produced in large bureaucracies have to interpret the "facts" so as to please competing interest groups within the bureaucracy, as I can testify from my World Bank experience. The result is usually a report with a very unclear message. If I was not feeling so lazy on a Sunday morning, I could cite a lot of aid reports with the same problem as the Pentagon report.